Patrick Tyrrell


    
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Company: Manhattan GMAT
Packages: Manhattan GMAT 9-Session Prep Course  
Locations: New York (Manhattan), NY   Los Angeles, CA  
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Manhattan good for SC and math but lacking in other verbal sections
December 31 | 2012

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       By Anonymous joined: September 23, 2012 | 4 | 1 | native speaker
Improvement: 80 Points  |  Verbal:        |  Quant:      
This review is for:  Manhattan GMAT 9-Session Prep Course | Location:  Los Angeles, USA | Taught by:  Patrick Tyrrell
I took the 9 week course and studied very intensely for a month after the course. I got a 540 on the actual GMAT exam because I scored well in the math with a 44. I started with a 37 on practice tests in math so I believe that Manhattan had good math strategy. However, Manhattan really lacks in the verbal section so I am going to look for another company before I retake the GMAT.

My verbal score on their exams really fluctuated with the highest being a 37 and on the actual exam I got a 21. Their SC section was good but just knowing that is not enough to bring up your verbal score.
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Manhattan GMAT 9-Session Prep Course
August 06 | 2012

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       By Anonymous joined: August 6, 2012 | 0 | | native speaker
Improvement: 90 Points  |  Verbal:        |  Quant:      
This review is for:  Manhattan GMAT 9-Session Prep Course | Location:  New York (Manhattan), USA | Taught by:  Patrick Tyrrell
The course was really fantastic. Patrick is a terrific teacher. I took this class in Santa Monica, CA (although that option was not listed). The nights really do fly by even though it's a long class (3 hours). Patrick makes it a lot more fun than it should be, and he'll even give you a bit of extra time - he's not someone looking at his clock for the course to end. It's definitely a lot of work, but it's all on you. The more you put in, the more you get out of it.

Also be sure to take advantage of the free private sessions. Best way to get the most out of those is to prepare questions in advance, or ask the instructor to look at previous practice tests.
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